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C.C. Counting and Concentration

#1 User is offline   medtor 

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Posted 2011-August-05, 02:13

While the convention card is necessary to play bridge, I suggest that CC could stand for Counting and COncentration.
Count as much as possible ..but declarers HCPs and distribution and tricks probably most important....and of course then pard's HCPs and distribution
COncentration (not memory) for the 8 or 9 minutes for play of a board.
Example decide to remember your hand's HCPs and distribution for the duration of the hand.
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Posted 2011-August-05, 04:12

View Postmedtor, on 2011-August-05, 02:13, said:

While the convention card is necessary to play bridge, I suggest that CC could stand for Counting and COncentration.
Count as much as possible ..but declarers HCPs and distribution and tricks probably most important....and of course then pard's HCPs and distribution
COncentration (not memory) for the 8 or 9 minutes for play of a board.
Example decide to remember your hand's HCPs and distribution for the duration of the hand.
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You think a lot can count?? wow a optimist I like that. :P

But seriously I entirely agree and have tried to teach the importance of counting to people I mentor and they are doing well at it

But 8 or 9 minutes to play a board doh I would be asleep if they took longer than 5 minutes
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Posted 2011-August-05, 05:38

True, there is some hard work involved in improving.
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Posted 2011-August-05, 05:56

Why do you need an existing abbreviation for 'Count and Concentration'? Just call it COCO, and it tastes great. B-)
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Posted 2011-August-05, 09:16

I like it!

For a new player, these are the two hardest aspects of bridge. You are taught to count everything, but many players decide early on that 'counting is just too tough, so I'll enjoy a friendly game with my pals". Then five years later, they wonder why they cannot consistently break 45%.

You can't count if you can't concentrate and sit still for 3 1/2 hours. If you are bothered by director calls at the other table, chatty opponents, or the temperature of the room, you need to learn to block these things out.
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Posted 2011-August-05, 12:34

View PostPhil, on 2011-August-05, 09:16, said:

I like it!

For a new player, these are the two hardest aspects of bridge. You are taught to count everything, but many players decide early on that 'counting is just too tough, so I'll enjoy a friendly game with my pals". Then five years later, they wonder why they cannot consistently break 45%.

You can't count if you can't concentrate and sit still for 3 1/2 hours. If you are bothered by director calls at the other table, chatty opponents, or the temperature of the room, you need to learn to block these things out.



:) How true Phil How True

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Posted 2011-August-05, 14:39

First thing i trained myself to block out were negative 4 digit scores :) Took me a while to realize that crawling under a rock wont improve my play.

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Posted 2011-August-05, 15:17

View Postdiana_eva, on 2011-August-05, 14:39, said:

First thing i trained myself to block out were negative 4 digit scores :) Took me a while to realize that crawling under a rock wont improve my play.


I used to go by that philosophy, until I realised I can't beat my vulnerable opponent's slam :)
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Posted 2011-August-06, 00:51

View Postdiana_eva, on 2011-August-05, 14:39, said:

First thing i trained myself to block out were negative 4 digit scores :) Took me a while to realize that crawling under a rock wont improve my play.



mmmm

I agree with mandude Scores you cannot beat are a fact of Bridge

But the ability to Count AND place missing cards is of Immense Value :)
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Posted 2011-August-06, 01:18

I mean besides director calls at the other table, chatty opponents, or the temperature of the room another important thing is to let go of previous hands. Some people lose their focus after a blunder.

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Posted 2011-August-06, 01:19

View Postshintaro, on 2011-August-06, 00:51, said:

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... Scores you cannot beat are a fact of Bridge

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Absolutely. I was talking about scores that could have been avoided :P

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Posted 2011-August-06, 07:41

View Postdiana_eva, on 2011-August-06, 01:19, said:

Absolutely. I was talking about scores that could have been avoided :P



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Posted 2011-August-07, 07:16

I do distinctly remember getting a top with Helene once for going for 1400 (may have been 1100) :) - only 3 tables mind (6Sx-5/6 nv, other tables being 6H+1 and 7H= vul)
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